Sir John Parker


Sir John Parker was the lead non-executive director for the Cabinet Office from November 2017 to July 2019.

Sir John has a wealth of leadership and boardroom experience in industry ranging from shipbuilding and mining, to utilities, aerospace and central banking. He is currently Chairman of Pennon group and Laing O’Rourke, as well as holding non-executive director roles at Carnival Corporation and Airbus. On 31 October 2017, he stepped down as Chairman from Anglo American plc after 8+ years. He previously chaired National Grid plc and the Court of the Bank of England. Sir John has also held senior non-executive roles at British Gas, the British Coal Corporation and the Industrial Development Board of Northern Ireland.

In 2016, Sir John completed a review of the UK Naval Shipbuilding Strategy for the Ministry of Defence and chaired the review for Government on Ethnic Diversity on Boards.

Previous roles in government

  1. Lead non-executive director